Blue Ridge Mountain Adventures

The Virginia Creeper Trail I’ve been “chomping at the bit” to experience the Creeper Trail ever since I learned about it several years ago.  I finally got the opportunity, recently, when my husband and I went on a little adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Our experience began in Damascus, Virginia, where weContinue reading “Blue Ridge Mountain Adventures”

Doing Florida, Old-Style

I have many wonderful memories of visiting the Daytona Beach area during my younger years. It saddens me to see that many of the old hotels have been torn down and replaced with condos. If you look close enough, however, you can still find many historic buildings and storefronts that reflect the flavor and styleContinue reading “Doing Florida, Old-Style”

Perfect Harmony

New Harmony, Indiana is one of my all-time favorite small towns. I’ve been there on several occasions, with my daughter, with my sister, and even on a couple of solo trips. I got one of the best massages I’ve ever had in New Harmony. The food is always delicious, and I come away feeling stress-freeContinue reading “Perfect Harmony”

Clearwater, St. Pete’s Beach, Ybor City

The first couple of months of 2017 had me in a whirlwind of stress due to some difficult work projects, so I was even more excited than normal to be able to get away with my husband for a relaxing beach vacation in Southeast Florida. Clearwater Beach, FL We weren’t the only ones who thoughtContinue reading “Clearwater, St. Pete’s Beach, Ybor City”

Small Town Indiana’s Hidden Gems

    I was given some work assignments in South Central Indiana, which required overnight travel, so I decided to combine my business trip with an exploration of some small towns that I have visited many times before, but this time I would pay closer attention. I took notice of the farmlands and small churchesContinue reading “Small Town Indiana’s Hidden Gems”

Christmas in June

My granddaughter asked if we could stay in a “hotel house” rather than having a party to celebrate her fifth birthday. In our attempts to find a place for nine people, four of whom are five and under, we decided that renting a cottage in Santa Claus, Indiana would be a fun option. We rentedContinue reading “Christmas in June”

Tybee Island and Savannah

  After spending several weeks enduring a frostbitten winter, Mike and I headed for the southern Georgia coast to soak up some sunshine and do a little sightseeing. Mike traveled south on business and, then, picked me up at the airport in Orlando, so we started our trip with a couple of days at DaytonaContinue reading “Tybee Island and Savannah”

How the Murphy Girls Roll

Caitlin and I set off on a Momma/Daughter adventure to do a little exploring around Northern Kentucky. Our first stop was at Jane’s Saddlebag, in Burlington, KY. Jane’s is a family-owned business in which they took their family farm and turned it into a fun place for other families to enjoy. We enjoyed mango wineContinue reading “How the Murphy Girls Roll”

Covered Bridge Festival

October, 2014 I’ve heard that Indiana’s Covered Bridge Festival is one of the largest festivals in the nation, so my friend, Julie, and I decided to check it out. The festival started in Rockville, Indiana, over 50 years ago, and has spread to several different towns in Parke County, Indiana. The closest available motel withContinue reading “Covered Bridge Festival”

Amelia Island, Charleston, St. Augustine

To celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary, Mike and I headed southeast for some sand and sunshine! Although not a planned part of the trip, we found ourselves too close to Charleston, SC, not to check it out. So that was our first stop. Beautiful homes are surrounded by a wealth of history. We were alsoContinue reading “Amelia Island, Charleston, St. Augustine”